Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris audiobook

Then We Came to the End: A Novel

By Joshua Ferris
Read by Deanna Hurst

Little, Brown & Company 9780316016384
4.50 Hours 1
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No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2008 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award

A 2007 National Book Award Finalist

A 2007 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A 2007 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2007 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.
With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterwork of pitch and tone…Ferris brilliantly captures the fishbowl quality of contemporary office life.”  New Yorker
“What looks at first glance like a sweet-tempered satire of workplace culture is revealed upon closer inspection to be a very serious novel about, well, America. It may even be, in its own modest way, a great American novel.”  Los Angeles Times
“In this wildly funny debut from former ad man Ferris, a group of copywriters and designers at a Chicago ad agency face layoffs at the end of the 90s boom…At once delightfully freakish and entirely credible, Ferris’ cast makes a real impression.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
“Deanna Hurst’s narration gives each character life without going overboard with different voices for dialogue. In other words, like the characters themselves, the voices all sound different and the same, simultaneously. With Hurst playing Ferris dry, sharp humor perfectly, listeners will be sorry to hear the story come to an end.”  AudioFile
“This debut novel about life in a Chicago advertising agency succeeds as both a wickedly incisive satire of office groupthink and a surprisingly moving meditation on mortality and the ties that band…The funhouse mirror here reflects the office dynamic at its most petty and profound.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Joshua Ferris

Author Bio: Joshua Ferris

Joshua Ferris is the author of three previous novels, Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed, and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour and a collection of stories, The Dinner Party. He was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of the New Yorker's “20 Under 40” writers in 2010. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour won the Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English